This has been a big help for me as well, but in particular seeing other people in the same situation with a lot of the same problems keeping their spirits up and trying to have a positive outlook.This forum by far has been the biggest help.
A lot good advice, as well as just finally knowing there are other people going through what I am going through.
Medication took the edge off for awhile but I really think I needed a good therapist, which I did not have one.
Having one person that cares about me, looks out for me, and has intimacy/sex with me has been the most helpful over the long-term. Over the short term, medicine also helped. Surrounding/limiting myself to "anxiety-friendly" environments also helped (e.g. having more manageable/less stressful work, hanging out with fewer but more accepting/less judgemental and less outgoing people, etc.).Therapy?A book?Meds?
What has been one of the most significant factors for you in overcoming social anxiety?